Monday, September 5, 2011

Thanks for Being My Friend

I am truly blessed to have wonderful friends in this life.  I have friends that I can count on when times are tough and friends that I can laugh with until the tears are streaming down my face.  I have friends whose faces I see frequently and I have friends through the blogging world that I could pass right by on the street, not recognizing them!  Regardless of our connections, I am so thankful for all the friends that add to my life in so many ways.  Thank YOU for being a friend!
The challenge this week at My Craft Spot is "Friends are the best".  I made this card using one of the new stamps from the My Craft Spot Friends and Neighbors - Inside and Out set.  (I rounded the stamp by positioning it that way on my stamping block.)  I designed this card having been quite inspired by Tracey from Trace-Elementz.  She has such an amazing style and always has such a delightful combination of doilies, buttons, flowers, lace, etc.!

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team and to enter your own "Friends are the best" project.

In addition, I'd like to let you know that Noor from Paperie Designs' Studio is having a fun giveaway to celebrate Eid.  You can check things out HERE.

I've also just learned of a devastating fire which burned down the home of the children of one of our fellow bloggers.  To see how you can help raise funds for this family, please go HERE.  


Card recipe:
Recollections kraft cardstock
Creative Memories patterned paper
Wilton doily
EK Success punches (flowers and border)
Michaels punch - flower centers
Cricut Expression with Gypsy (George and Basic Shapes - card base, mats and sentiment tag; Wall Decor and More - butterfly)
My Craft Spot - sentiment and vanilla bean crinkle ribbon
Dollarama Crafts - brown pearl halves
Loony Lizard - button
Tim Holtz - Tea Dye Distress Ink

27 comments:

Karen said...

Katie this card is so stunning I love the soft colors offset by the touches of black fabulous overall design

Amy said...

What a beautiful card- I love the doily as background- so pretty :)Amy

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - this is absolutely stunning! Your cards are always amazing!! Just gorgeous.

You are a true friend and I am not surprise by all the friends you have in your life!

Laurie

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow...look at the beautiful detail. Gorgeous doily and butterfly. :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, your card is beautiful!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Kate this is so pretty!! love the use of the doily!!
Kristan

Sherrie K. said...

Kate this is just beautiful! I LOVE the great shape and absolutely beautiful butterfly. The doily is such an awesome touch~TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Nadia said...

Your card is gorgeous with such beautiful details! I share your sentiment about friends too!

Scrapper69 said...

Kate.... This is simply STUNNING! I LOVE the doily and that butterfly.... The colors are fabulous! Just a great card all together! :o)

Theresa

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

SO pretty Kate! Love the design and details!

Jani said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the lace effect on the butterfly. I get a lot of inspirations from Crafty Rocket Science too.

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

Wow, Kate this is such a beautiful card! Love the doily and the shape. Having great friends is essential in life! :)

bonkdawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kate!! Love it!

Janis said...

This is very beautiful! Why don't you enter it into Getting Cricky's Simple Sunday Challenge?

http://www.gettingcricky.com/2011/08/simply-sunday-winged-things.html

Thanks for the comments on my blog. So after your detour to Michael's, did you end up finding a great bedroom suite? Email me anytime. Janis@slowar.com
Hugs!
:) Janis
http://PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Beautiul card Kate.Love the shape and how you incorporated the doily.Such a pretty butterfly. Everyone needs good friends and I'm not surprised that you have so many.
Jayne x

Lisa said...

Wow, Kate, this is so stunning! The colors are so beautiful and I love the doily and the unique shape! What an absolutely gorgeous card! I was going to suggest you link up with the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Winged Things, but Janis beat me to it!! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Kate, This is gorgeous! It has given me the inspiration for my next card! Love the doily and the soft colors! Beautiful!!!
Shelly

Leirad a.k.a cuttlebug_fan said...

Beautiful card, TFS!

Leirad
leiradcardmakingcorner.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

Hi Kate, I loved your card as soon as I saw it! I thought how pretty it was, with the doily and that crinkle ribbon creates such a soft look. Then I was so surprised to see you mentioned me.....I was really touched, thank you so much. I really appreciate your visits! Have a great week

Linda Kaiser said...

Kate, your card is so elegant. This is one of my all time favorites.

You are an amazing crafter!

Take care,
Linda

Tara said...

Very Elegant! TFS
Tara
tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! beautiful card Kate and love that doily!! TFS
Hugs

Larelyn said...

Oh Kate, your card is stunning. I absolutely love it. I've left you an award on my blog.
Hugs,
Larelyn
handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is ever so lovely Kate!! Such a soft, almost vintage feel to your card - beautiful hues in all the perfect shades! Gorgeous! Blessings to you, my friend! x0x0

April said...

This is so beautiful! I love it!

~Tammy~ said...

Friends are wonderful and such comfort! Your card is amazing Kate! Truly inspiring every time I pop by! Keep on creating! It puts a smile on my face!

So sad to hear about the devastation due to the fire.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is GORGEOUS!! All the little details make for such a stunning and elegant card. You've always inspired ME...and I'm happy to call you my friend!! :)